Italian workers stick their hands in a painting by Botticelli

Italian workers stick their hands in a painting by Botticelli

Three environmental activists hold a peaceful protest in a room at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence (central Italy) this Saturday, 22 sandro botticelli (1445 – 1510), painter who depicted the birth of Venus in one of the most famous works in the history of art.

He affixed his hands to a glass with instant glue that protects la primavera, one of the artist’s most famous paintings, which was not damaged. The workers, two women and a man, as they entered the museum, walked into the environment where Botticelli’s work is located and opened a banner with the slogan: “The Last Generation Without Coal Gas”.

Moments later he “sticks” his hands to the work, to the surprise of the other visitors, but he is soon removed from the museum and taken to a police station. The museum informed EFE that the work was not damaged in any way due to the special glass installed years earlier to protect this painting, as well as other important works in the Uffizi Gallery.

According to local media, three youths transferred from the site by carabineros (militarized police) will be charged with offenses of obstruction of public service, resistance to a public official, unauthorized demonstrations and destruction of property.


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